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The Child and the Book : A Psychological and Literary Exploration - Nicholas Tucker

The Child and the Book

A Psychological and Literary Exploration

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1991
ISBN: 9780521398350
Number Of Pages: 272

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Children's responses to literature are equally fascinating from the psychological and the literary point of view. Nicholas Tucker's exploratory study traces the relationship between the child and the book using both these perspectives, from the baby's first picture book to the moment when the adolescent reader takes up adult literature. In addition, it examines critically arguments for extra care and censorship in the selection of books for children, and conversely looks at what children's books can offer the adult reader. Ranging from nursery rhymes and fairy stories to comics, popular bestsellers and modern children's writing, the author's acute criticism offers a balanced view of a stimulating and sometimes controversial subject. 'For anyone who teaches or writes for children, exerts pressure or merely exercises parenthood, it is a rewarding, maddening, fascinating and utterly unclosable book.' -- The Times Educational Supplement '...nowhere in the writings about children's literature can one find a more attractive mode of expression than Tucker's'. -- Young Children

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
First books (ages 0-3)
Story and picture books (ages 3-7)
Fairy stories, myths and legends
Early fiction (ages 7-11)
Juvenile comics (ages 7-11)
Literature for older children (ages 11-14)
Selection, censorship and control
Who reads children's books?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521398350
ISBN-10: 0521398355
Series: Canto original series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd April 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.32